Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Words To Sweat By CLOSED



You may be wondering why I haven't updated on my fitness progress in a while. That would be because there has been nothing to update as of late. I'm at a standstill. *hangs head in shame* I could make excuses all day long and use the 3 feet of snow that fell on my area as a scapegoat. But the truth is I just lost my mojo. I always start off strong. I tell myself it's going to be different this time. I vow to get off my butt, lose this baby weight and stick to my guns. But even if I do make some progress initially, it doesn't last and I peter out gradually until I'm back at square one. As much as I would love to hire a Mark Wahlberg-lookalike personal trainer to keep me on track, sadly, it is not in our budget, and probably never will be. But I've discovered the next best thing in Words To Sweat By.

Words to Sweat By
is a line of motivational towels manufactured by Whimsical Walney right here in the United States. After the consequences of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) forced her to stop designing children's clothing, she decided to focus more on "children at heart" and instill humor and motivation into everyday accessories. I mean, what better time to crack a much-needed smile than when the sweat is stinging your eyes? Each towel is appliqued with an original mantra that helps keep you motivated as you work toward your health and fitness goals. Here are some of my favorites:




Whimisical Walney was kind enough to send me a towel to review. Having a major sweet tooth, I couldn't resist the Cupcake towel. Plus, it was pink and we all know I love anything girly.

It came packaged in the sweetest organza bag, tied with a little charm that read "Laugh". I plan to recycle the bag by putting some potpourri in it and displaying it in my bathroom. How very ecological! The charm will go perfectly on my gym bag, for a little pick-me-up during the times I am dreading my workout.



The towel itself is standard terry cloth and measures a generous 16x24. It was more than enough to wipe the sweat from my brow. And neck. And back. Am I the only one who sweats like a fiend? Anyway, the towel was soft and plenty absorbent. The message really helped me to keep going, even when I wanted to give up and throw in the towel. Pun intended! I draped it over the front of my bike so I could stay dry and stay focused. Who wouldn't keep pedaling when you see this in your face?



I have washed my towel in warm water several times after use and it has held up nicely. No fading, fraying or bleeding colors. I am confident it will be by my side through many, many more exercises. Even when I inevitably get fickle and lazy, it will make a great conversation piece!

I can't think of anything I don't like about this product, but I would love to see some workout apparel and other coordinating accessories (gym bags, yoga mats, water bottles, etc.). What can I say? I need all the motivation I can get!

Bottom line: With swimsuit season fast approaching, Words To Sweat By is just the right gift to motivate yourself or your workout buddy. The towels are high-quality, fun, and affordable. I want to get another one just so I can rotate them when one is dirty!

BUY IT: You can purchase a Words To Sweat By towel online exclusively at www.wordstosweatby.com (ARV $8.00).

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win a towel of their choice from Words To Sweat By! Neat-o Torpedo!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Take a look at the towels from WTSB and and tell me which one is your fave. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count! Remember to leave one comment per entry.

1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. If you already follow and/or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)

2.) Follow me and WTSB on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You can do this daily! You may use the tweet below or come up with one of your own:

RT @kris10chumley: Keep your funny bone in shape along with the rest of you, with a sassy towel from @WordstoSweatBy! http://bit.ly/9znhKw


Just leave me a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry
max per day)

3.) Grab the WTSB button (right sidebar) and post on your blog or site. Leave me a comment with the link to where I can find it. (1 entry)

4.) Add my blog button and leave a comment with the link to where I can find it. (1 entry)

Giveaway will end on March 23, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. and Canada. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This review opportunity was made possible by Mom Made That. I received the above towel from Dana at Words to Sweat By to facilitate my candid review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and feelings expressed in this review are solely mine. Your experience may differ.

80 comments:

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The "Strength" towel is my favorite. -- Strength. Compassion. Peace
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lisaray said...

So hard to pick. I particularly like "Dancing My Butt Off Literally."

littlelatina said...

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idahomom said...

There will be no jiggle in my wiggle.

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Huguette E. said...

My favorite is the Healthy. Strong. Happy towel!

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Nelle said...

I like Healthy. Strong. Happy. towel (I also like the Only towel!)

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Kim Benton said...

I like "No excuses" Thanks for the offer.

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I like the Take it all in stride towel.

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